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Oracle considered purchasing Palm or RIM to jump into the smartphone business
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by Derek Kessler
Apr 17, 2012
April 2010 brought the surprise announcement that HP was purchasing Palm for $1.2 billion. It wasn't a surprised that Palm was for sale or that they had found somebody to buy them up, the...
Fast, good, or cheap - or why you can't build a smartphone
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 21, 2012
Every other week or so a new thread pops up in the webOS Nation Forums about the possibility of building our own webOS smartphones or tablets. It always seems to garner a bit of attention,...
Palm veteran Fred Patton takes the reins of webOS Developer Relations
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 15, 2012
Nearly five months ago HP VP of webOS Developer Relations Richard Kerris vacated his post for a new job at Nokia, just eight months after he was trotted out before the world at Think Beyond. Granted...
Phil McKinney
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 13, 2012
Phil McKinney left his position as HP CTO and chief big thinker at the end of this past October. Since then he published a new book, Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing...
The webOS Wish List: Stacked wave launcher
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 02, 2012
There are a lot of cool ideas in webOS, and there are plenty of cool ideas that we're sure they've come up with in Sunnyvale over the past four years they just didn't have the time,...
Settlement reached in Palm Profile data loss class action suit
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 22, 2012
Ah, this takes us back. If you've been around webOS long enough, you might remember the brouhaha of November 2009. Yes, two years back, back when you could get a Palm Pre or a Palm Pixi, on...
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 09, 2012
This time last year, Derek, Dieter, and Riz were running around San Francisco's Fort Mason Center covering what turned out to be the biggest planned event in the history of webOS. It was the...
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 06, 2012
Over the past several months we've watched HP's webOS work force get chopped in half and suffer some pretty serious attrition, all thanks to HP's former lack-of-a-plan. That's now getting resolved...
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 28, 2011
The wave launcher bar is one of our favorite underappreciated features of webOS (and one we wish would come back to webOS tablets). Don’t know what we’re talking about? Drag up from the gesture...
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 28, 2011
Rumors and speculation are a funny thing. It’s very easy to spin an alarming headline out of a speculative quote by somebody who may or may not know anything. Take today’s story out of The...